Yes, you read the title right. This is exactly what it seems, and I had a blast doing it.
About two weeks ago I finished wrapping up a small side project I was working on to help get my creative juices flowing. I was talking to a friend of mine over on Discord, and he sent me a sketch of the latest thing he was doing at the time. It was mostly circles and round edges where a body should be, so joked and said that it looked like a pregnant woman doing karate. He laughed and said that my guess wasn’t too far off, that it was actually suppose to be Peter Griffin from “Family Guy” practicing karate on a little kid. During the chat, I typed up a quick fake conversation between Peter and Lois, where Lois confronted him about kicking a child. When I finished typing it in the chat, I told my friend that I may end up writing a full joke script just for the hell of it. He said that he’d totally read it if I did.
And I took him up on the challenge.
So a couple days later, with a few cans of red bull and shots of rum, couple hours of getting side-tracked, and actually looking stuff up to make it as “accurate” as possible, I managed to get out an eighteen-page mock script of a “Family Guy” episode. I did some script-writing back a couple years ago, so I’m sure the actually formatting and use of directions are off, but I did it for the hell of it.
When I showed it to my friend, he said he couldn’t stop laughing and that the dialogue and actions between the characters felt like he was reading leaked script. Hopefully if you guys actually sit through the whole thing and read it, I hope you will feel the same way. And this whole mock script thing won’t become a major thing I’ll be writing. I may post new original stories in a script format, but don’t expect to see a lot of mock scripts from other well-known series. If I feel like doing one, I may. But I am always on the lookout for any requests and questions about doing more down the road, so feel free to let me know your thoughts in the idea.
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